7 Killed, 14 Injured In Road Accidents

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Srinagar– At least seven people were killed and 14 others were wounded in separate road accidents across Jammu and Kashmir over the past 24 hours, reports said.

Six people, including two children, were killed and 12 others were injured when an   allegedly overloaded Tavera vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge on Jammu-Srinagar highway Saturday afternoon.

Police said the vehicle with a capacity of eight people was on its way from Srinagar to Jammu. “The driver lost control while negotiating a curve and the vehicle rolled down 300 feet near Chenani (about 85 km from Jammu),” police said, adding the bodies of the deceased had been recovered and those injured had been shifted to Udhampur hospital. Senior officials supervised rescue operations.

A student was killed while two others were injured in different road accidents in the Kashmir valley, official source said. They said a TATA 407 vehicle bearing registration No JK 01B 7851 hit and critically wounded a student, Syed Mahvish of Delhi Public School at Krinchoo, Pampore, in south Kashmir. She was rushed to hospital where she was declared brought dead.

Another girl, Niha Rashid (11) was hit and injured by a Maruti car bearing registration No JK-18/4283 at Tungpawa, Kokernag, in south Kashmir district of Anantnag. She was hospitalized. A 65-year-old pedestrian Abdul Aziz Mir was also hit and injured by motorcyclist at Kunserbal in Anantnag district. He was rushed to hospital.

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